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Visas and Vaccination Requirements: Are You Prepared?

May 30th, 2014
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Did you know that some vaccinations are required for certain destinations and travel visas?  Consult with a travel clinic to make sure you're prepared! Vaccination Requirements for Travel The most commonly required vaccination is for yellow fever.   Yellow fever is caused by a virus spread by mosquitoes; it kills about 30,000 people each year. Because it has the potential to cause serious and deadly epidemics, some countries require travelers to present proof that they have been vaccinated for the disease, either when they arrive or with their visa application. No vaccine means you get turned around at the airport or you don't get your visa. Depending on your destination and your travel history, other vaccinations may be required as well. Which Vaccines Do You Need? Other

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Yellow Fever Vaccinations and Travel Visas

December 4th, 2010
If you're traveling overseas to a country that requires visas for US citizens, you may need to make a doctor's appointment before applying for your travel visa. That's because some countries require that you submit proof you've been vaccinated for yellow fever along with your visa application. In the US, we don't routinely get vaccinated for yellow fever, so unless you've already been to a country that requires visitors to be vaccinated, you are highly unlikely to have had the shot. What is yellow fever, anyway? Found in the tropics, it's a hemorrhagic fever spread by mosquitoes.  The virus basically causes flu-like symptoms (fever, nausea, vomiting and pain), and if you're lucky, that's all you'll experience. If you're not lucky, however, instead of shaking it off you'll enter the

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